Proving Infidelity Requires a Skilled Private Investigator

infidelity-investigations-cheating-spouseHave you ever thought about how intricately your security is woven into the relationships you have with friends and family? Your friends are usually the first line of defence when daily problems arise, but there is no substitute for the loyalty of your special someone.

In life’s biggest storms, falling into the unquestionable security of the loyalty and trust you share with your significant other can very often dictate how the storm ends.

We have all walked alongside friends who lived through the ultimate betrayal. It’s not pretty. Smudged mascara, baggy eyes, and intravenous coffee supplies may define these periods, but the hurt and betrayal cut deep, and their hearts get scarred. Even so, life eventually goes on…

“Why me?”

That is, until the day that your own instinct warns you that there may be trouble in your own paradise. Perhaps you push it aside with no small measure of guilt at even suspecting your husband of cheating, because “he would never do that!” The calls he takes outside are just his way of being considerate so the rest of the family won’t be subjected to long, drawn out work-related conversations; and those unreasonably late nights the company has been requiring of him recently are just another example of his unfailing commitment to you.

..Right?

Still, the prickles persist and grow into an uneasy feeling that there might be more going on.

Suspicion can consume you like a wildfire in a winter field – you can’t put it out. Especially when his habits are changing and the cracks between you are escalating into crevices. So you gather your courage and ask him outright – that’s the most logical thing to do. Only, his angry, defensive denials fuel that wildfire even more, as you wrestle feelings of guilt at even suspecting him, and growing conviction that he is lying. You could talk to your girlfriends or you mom, but the shame of the women who walked this treacherous road before you is still fresh in your mind. Besides, you love him and you don’t want them thinking the worst of him. No one can help you.

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Reality check.

Did you know that around 50% of all other married women in the USA feel the same ways as you do? It is estimated that between 30% and 60% of married people in the USA cheat on their spouses, and men are twice as likely to be unfaithful. Are you still feeling alone? Concrete statistics are hard to establish because infidelity is either never discussed, or worse, never discovered. The same applies to the estimated 2-3% of children conceived during acts of infidelity – they are often raised in secret, in the confines of existing marriages.

You may not be able to establish the truth, but an unfaithful husband will leave clues that a skilled private investigator can find. Private investigators are state-licensed to gather information. They have certain legal access that you would never be able to touch, or even find. They can also testify in court should the situation require it. They are specially trained to find the truth and their skills far outweigh the abilities of even the most devoted girlfriends hell-bent on avenging their wronged friends! If your husband is lying, a professional PI will find out how, where, when, why and most importantly, with who.

Most unfaithful husbands claim they were sexually unsatisfied, while unfaithful women mostly say they were motivated by unmet emotional needs. In light of this, women are often far more emotionally invested in their relationships and this can be a massive disadvantage when searching for the truth. PI’s are not emotionally involved in your quest for the truth and this objectivity is crucial. Of course, the services of PI’s cost money, but chances are an affair is adversely affecting the family income anyway. Besides, how much does truth cost?

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So if your gut feeling is telling you that your husband is being unfaithful, chances are there is some truth in it. A PI can unlock secrets your unfaithful husband knows you never can on your own. So wash your face, apply some fresh mascara and straighten your crown – it’s time to get the truth.

To All Victims of Identity Theft in Atlanta

Identity stolen? Who to turn to and what to do next.

One of my blog readers from Atlanta contacted me recently. She was looking for a recommendation on an investigative firm to contact in Atlanta, so I thought I would share it publicly here. If you reside in Atlanta and need help with a case of identity theft, or you have another matter to discuss with a private investigator such as a pending divorce or child custody case, you can contact:

e-Investigations International
235 Peachtree St NE #400,
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 575-1919

As licensed private investigators, they deal with cases of identity theft (unfortunately) all the time. Atlanta seems to be a hot-spot for this kind of criminal activity. These guys can be trusted to give a fair up-front analysis of your case without charging you a dime, and if they agree to take on your case, you get a written no-hassle guarantee to go along with it. This retired old guy thinks that’s how all businesses should be run.

How do you know if you’ve been a victim of ID theft? There can be many signs, but in general, you should investigate whenever you feel that something is off:

  1. You receive a bill or invoice to your correct address, but the name or something else is off.
  2. You are declined for new credit when you know you should be approved.
  3. You receive collection notices by phone or mail from companies you don’t recognize.

If any of those warning signs happen to you, it’s always a good idea to look deeper. A call to a PI may not be your first choice, but at the very least you should check your credit reports from all major credit bureaus to ensure that no new credit lines have been opened without your knowledge. If that already sounds overwhelming to you, you should really be calling a PI.

An ounce of prevention…
Remember dear readers, preventative measures can easily be taken. Just by changing a few of your regular habits you can ward off most attacks. Criminals are usually quite lazy and will try to rip off the person who is least prepared. For example, when you are shopping, use a credit card instead of writing checks or using a debit card. 9 times out of 10 you’re better off because of liability limitations: banks are more strict whereas credit card companies are way more lenient.

Other services
My friends in Atlanta also specialize in computer forensic work. In case you have never heard of that before, it involves being able to collect court-admissible evidence from computers and technological devices. They are brilliant at this and have taken on some tough cases before with great results.

Ramblings of a retired detective..
That reminds me of the time I was called to investigate a matter regarding a recently terminated employee, who we’ll call “Fred” for the sake of confidentiality. It seems that Fred was publicly reprimanded at work for constantly showing up late to meetings, and he decided to get back at his boss for embarrassing him. Fred thought it would be a good idea to get his boss fired by uploading pornographic pictures to his work computer and then emailing them to women at the company. What Fred did not realize was that a digital trail was left behind that connected the dots and proved that the pictures were originally downloaded from Fred’s machine. Poor Fred. Poor, fired, Fred.

A Closer Look at Identity Theft

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This is a form of theft where a person steals the identity of someone and tries to pretend that they are someone else. It’s very common and it can be stopped using online computer security. Certain laws exist to protect the public. Identity theft is a serious case and is illegal. A person who is caught impersonating someone else can be imprisoned for very many years.

Facts About This Form of Theft

  • People try to impersonate other people so as to gain access to some resources.
  • If one is held responsible for the perpetrator’s actions, he or she can face serious charges.
  • It normally takes place when one gains access to other person credit cards, important information such as social security number (SSN) or even their name without permission.
  • It is very hard for victims to know whether their personal information was obtained by another person.
  • Research shows that the chances of one becoming a victim of this type of theft is about 2%.
  • Some go as far as hacking credit cards to obtain information illegally which is termed as a cyber crime. Online computer security ensures that you’re not a victim of such predicaments.DIFFERENT TYPES
  • There are various types of this form of theft in the world.
  • Financial theft where one uses another person’s identity to falsely obtain services, goods and credit.
  • Criminal theft involves a person who poses as another person to take a fall for a crime they never committed.
  • Medical identity theft involves a person who uses another person’s identity with the aim of obtaining drugs or medical care.
  • The next type is identity cloning which involves a person who uses another person’s information to try and assume their identity in daily life.
  • Child theft involves illegal immigration of children. Those caught in the offense normally face serious charges and imprisonment for many years.

The last type is synthetic theft which is very common today. It normally involves fabricated identities which makes it very difficult to track such criminals.

Techniques Used To Exploit Personal Information

  • Use of public records to get information about all citizens and innocent individuals.
  • Skimming of information from credit cards by use of card readers.
  • There have been many cases of stealing of credit cards which is normally related to this type of theft.
  • Use of redundant storage media and IT equipment to retrieve personal information.
  • Some even engage themselves in odd practices like dumpster diving.
  • Question schemes are also used by some people with Ill motives.
  • Some even steal personal information from computers by using malwares.
  •  Observation of users typing their passwords, credit card numbers and very important credentials.
  • Using some credit card readers to acquire very important data wirelessly.
  • Hacking of computer softwares ,systems and networks to try and obtain personal data.
  • Some advertisements like job offers can also be used.
  • Some organizations which store valuable personal information can also be infiltrated.
  • Some social network websites can also be used to acquire some personal details of various users.Over the years, online computer security has been used by many people to try and curb this vice.

5 Things Every Private Investigator Should Have in His Arsenal

Private іnvеѕtіgаtоrѕ are nоw uѕеd іn different kіndѕ of ѕіtuаtіоnѕ. Thеіr services саn be hіrеd in kееріng wаtсh or fіndіng mоrе about ѕtrаngеrѕ ѕuсh аѕ bаbуѕіttеrѕ, со-wоrkеrѕ, frіеndѕ аnd even tеасhеrѕ аmоng оthеrѕ. They саn also bе hіrеd tо ѕоrt оut marital іѕѕuеѕ, сuѕtоdу battles and to find missing реrѕоnѕ or run-aways. Their wоrk саn therefore rеvоlvе аrоund оbѕеrvіng аnd keeping track оf thе person оf іntеrеѕt, іntеrvіеwіng wіtnеѕѕеѕ tо gеt іnfоrmаtіоn related to thе саѕе, аnаlуzіng dосumеntѕ оr records and ѕеаrсhіng for еvіdеnсе nесеѕѕаrу fоr any соurt саѕеѕ.

In mоѕt саѕеѕ, plenty of ѕurvеіllаnсе is necessary fоr thе private іnvеѕtіgаtоr tо be a ѕuссеѕѕ in whаt hе is doing. Some of the іnvеѕtіgаtіvе рrоjесtѕ mіght rеԛuіrе thе іnvеѕtіgаtоr to ѕреnd a lоt оf tіmе in gіvеn рlасеѕ іnсludіng аt night just to gаthеr еnоugh іnfоrmаtіоn оn the реrѕоn hе іѕ іnvеѕtіgаtіng. private investigator equipmentThіѕ іѕ thе kind of wоrk thаt саllѕ fоr the rіght private investigation gear tо get done. Here аrе some of thе things thаt a рrіvаtе investigator mіght nееd tо hаvе an еаѕу tіmе dоіng his аѕѕіgnеd wоrk.

1. GPS dеvісеѕ – They соmе wіth thе advantages оf easily fіndіng your wау аrоund thе ѕurvеіllаnсе аrеаѕ. When уоu tуре the аddrеѕѕ, the dеvісеѕ wіll guide you there. Thе devices wіll also mаkе уоur ѕubjесt еаѕу to fоllоw ѕіnсе уоu саn tеll which ѕtrееtѕ аrе uр ahead. Thіѕ mаkеѕ іt еаѕу to tell dеаd еndѕ, unfаmіlіаr areas and еvеn іntеrѕесtіоnѕ. The dеvісеѕ also give you an еаѕу tіmе lосаtіng canvassing points like соurthоuѕеѕ, rеѕtаurаntѕ and ѕtоrеѕ.

2. DC tо AC роwеr іnvеrtеrѕ – It comes in hаndу whеn you need tо rесhаrgе уоur сеll рhоnе or lарtор соmрutеr оn thе gо. Thеѕе dеvісеѕ аrе designed to еаѕіlу рlug into the cigarette lighter іn thе саr tо charge уоur devices. It іѕ hоwеvеr іmроrtаnt to choose thе bеѕt ѕіnсе ѕоmе саn mаkе your vehicle bаttеrу dіе оut whісh іѕ аn еvеn grеаtеr inconvenience. Whеn сhаrgіng thе bіggеr items lіkе thе lарtорѕ, kеер the vehicle runnіng.

3. Bіnосulаrѕ – They wіll hеlр уоu lооk at far оff іmаgеѕ fast аnd еаѕу аnd wіthоut blowing уоur соvеr. It іѕ аn еѕѕеntіаl іtеm you cannot mіѕѕ оut оn. Sеlесt a size thаt іѕ gооd еnоugh for уоu аnd a bіnосulаr роwеr that wіll ѕеrvе уоur nееdѕ. Luсkіlу, nоw there аrе compact and ѕmаll binoculars іn the mаrkеt you саn tаkе along wіth уоu easily.

4. Mоnороd аnd tripod – Thіѕ іtеm іѕ іmроrtаnt during іnѕurаnсе kіnd оf surveillance work which rеԛuіrеѕ steady dосumеntаtіоn. Uѕіng this іtеm, уоu саn ѕtеаdу уоur vіdео dосumеntаtіоn оn thе subject gіvіng уоur information thе сrеdіbіlіtу it rеаllу dеѕеrvеѕ. Trіроdѕ оn thе оthеr hаnd аrе bеѕt fоr dосumеntаtіоn thаt nееdѕ to be dоnе оvеr a tіmе реrіоd that іѕ extended. There are several options іn thе market most of whісh аrе vеrу аffоrdаblе.

5. Vіdео camera – Thеrе іѕ no wау you wіll bе іn a роѕіtіоn tо рrеѕеnt what you hаvе gаthеrеd bу wоrd of mоuth аnd еxресt tо be truѕtеd. Thіѕ mаkеѕ a video саmеrа a must hаvе fоr аnу private іnvеѕtіgаtоr. Yоur сlіеntѕ wіll bеlіеvе mоrе іn what they саn ѕее. Aраrt frоm gеttіng thе саmеrа, remember аlѕо tо get backup bаttеrу аnd a сhаrgеr. A backup оr ѕесоndаrу vіdео саmеrа can also соmе іn hаndу whеn уоur рrіmаrу саmеrа ѕtорѕ wоrkіng fоr dіffеrеnt rеаѕоnѕ. Mіnі DV cameras соmе in hаndу in ѕuсh ѕіtuаtіоnѕ.

Thеrе аrе so mаnу орtіоnѕ whеn іt соmеѕ tо рrіvаtе investigative gear, уоu wіll hаvе аn easy time with уоur wоrk. With thе right gеаr, you dеfіnіtеlу wіll be a success wіth уоur сlіеntѕ in any gіvеn саѕе.